Best solo piano recording...redbook CDs only...Jazz, easy listening, piano bar
Need recommendations for a few very well recorded SOLO piano redbook CDs. Jazz, easy listening, piano bar type music. For late night listening...gentle and soothing...nothing clangy or busy. Noticeably... big and full sounding piano...:)...if possible.
Richter J.S.Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier released in 1992 RCA Germany. Not bar-type music, but serves the soothing purpose as none in the world near with full sounding piano able to fill up the room. It's an extraordinary ability of Richter to make piano sound BIG.
1: Keith Jarrett: Koln Concert - best selling solo jazz piano album in history 2: Liz Story: Solid Colors - wonderful late night music; beautiful harmonies and progressions 3. Bill Evans: Alone - hey, it's Bill Evans; 'nuff said
Try Dave Brubeck's "Nocturnes". The Naxos recording, performed by John Salmon, is nice. Also George Shearing, "The Shearing Piano" is quite nice. And I think Andre Previn's piano playing is wonderful, try "Ballads for Solo Piano".
(2) Steinway - The Beautiful .... (Ultra HD 32-bit mastering .... (FIM UHD 087 LE) (First Impression Music)
One of the very best quality piano recordings on CD .... -- Todd Crow , pianist at the Steinway
From the liner notes: ".... Many of the works in this collection are among the most familiar in all classic piano literature. Comprising a selection that ranges from Mozart to Debussy, the emphasis is on music by the foremost composers of the 19th century...."